Lee used to be a Boy Scout when he was a kid and he now collects Boy Scout collectible camping cups.
Lee's favorite actor is Daniel Day-Lewis. Lee used to go to the same coffee shop as Daniel in New York City just so he could see him.
For his role as a transsexual in Soldier's Girl, Lee lost 25 pounds.
In the movie The Fall, Lee played Roy, a paralyzed Hollywood stuntsman. On the set Lee acted like he was paralyzed in real life. No one except the director, Tarsem Singh, knew the truth.
In 2008 Lee got to attend the Monte Carlo Film Festival in Monaco.
Shortly after his graduation from Julliard, Lee realized he could take care of himself, when he was traveling in India and someone stole his bag with all his possessions. Lee tackled the guy, and was able to get his bag back.
In high school, Lee attended the senior prom every year, taking a different girl every time.
Lee enjoys watching Bravo reality shows, and his favorite is The Real Housewives of New York City.
Lee has a white-haired pointer named Carl who Lee says is the most impressive thing in his life.
When Lee was a kid, he and his family did a lot of moving around. They lived in Dubai, Tulsa, New Orleans and Houston. Lee says all the moving made him into an actor because he would act like a different kid every place they moved.
Lee's family includes his parents, Jim and Charlotte and his siblings, Will and Sally. His father is an engineer in the oil business and his mother is a school teacher. His brother is 11 years younger than him and his sister is one year younger.
In 2008, Lee was nominated for an Emmy for "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series" for his show Pushing Daisies.
On December 13, 2007, Lee was nominated for a Golden Globe Award in the "Actor in a Leading Role - Musical Or Comedy Series" category for his performance in Pushing Daisies.
Lee checked himself into a meditation retreat after filming The Good Shepherd in London to detoxify his body of all the alcohol he had consumed while filming.
As a teenager, Lee had to give up his passion of swimming because it gave him painful earaches that threatened his ability to hear.
Lee is represented by Management 360 in Beverly Hills, California.
In 2007, Lee ranked #2 on E! Online's list of 'Newbies You'll Love'. In 2008, he was listed as one of Entertainment Weekly's Top 30 Actors Under 30.
Lee appeared in the movie The White Countess as Crane.
Lee is very good friends with his Pushing Daisies co-star Anna Friel. He is also friends with Kristin Chenoweth and Amy Adams, who he worked with on Pushing Daisies and Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day, respectively.
In his free time, Lee loves riding his bike. He also enjoys sky-diving and traveling all over the world. The next vacation he would like to take is to go surfing in South America.
As of 2007, Lee resides in Los Angeles.
As a child, Lee loved cartoons and comic books.
If Lee could could bring back anyone to life (as his character can on Pushing Daisies) it would be his grandmother.
The role of "Ned" in the ABC series, Pushing Daisies, was written specifically for Lee.
Lee is a graduate of Klein High School in Klein, Texas and Juilliard School in New York City, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
Lee is 6 feet 3 inches (1.95 metres) tall.
Lee's father was in the oil business. As a result, several years of Lee's childhood were spent in Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates.
In 2006, Lee Pace starred with Katherine Moennig in the off-Broadway play Guardians. It was a two-character monologue play.
Lee: (On his Pushing Daisies character Ned) In the first episode he brings his childhood sweetheart Chuck back to life, but it's so frustrating because all he wants to do is kiss her. It would be sensible for Chuck to move as far away from Ned as possible because every minute she's with him is potential death, but they choose to be together because they're soulmates. Pushing Daisies is all about feeling life for the first time. Just as Chuck is brought to life, Ned is also brought to life because he'd lived in his quiet world with his pies and his dog Digby. But now he gets to go on these great adventures and to feel love for the first time.
Lee: (On Pushing Daisies) Yes, this show is very much about secrets and people who can't connect with each other. Ned can't touch anyone, Olive can't connect with the man she loves, and the aunts can't get out of their house. It's about people who can't connect and have lots and lots of secrets, and in the second season, we really start digging up those secrets.
Lee: (On his show Pushing Daisies) That's one thing I really love about doing this show, is that that we've got great, loyal fans -- people who watch all the episodes, who've been very supportive. It's been really nice. It's been a tricky year with the writers' strike and everything. I love working on this show, I like everyone I work with.
Lee: (Pushing Daisies not getting nominated for Best Comedy) You know, the thing is we've got 12 nominations, and that's really, really impressive for a show that was only on for nine episodes. So I'm grateful for that. You can't bellyache about the fact that one nomination [is missing] when you get 12.
Lee: (On getting nominated for an Emmy in 2008) Oh, it's nice! It was a nice surprise. I truly wasn't expecting it. My dog woke me up, because he wakes me up every morning to go on a hike. And then I looked at my messages and saw I had about 20, 30 messages. I remembered that it was Emmy nominations and figured I'd been nominated.
Lee: (on whether or not he has anything in common with Ned, his character on Pushing Daisies) Well, I don't bake pies, I don't bring people back from the dead and I really prefer to be able to touch the person I'm dating, so I'd have to say no.
Lee: I'd forgotten it's an important thing to give thought to your morality and how you intend to live your life.
Lee: (On filming around the world) That made it possible for me to make all these changes. Once it's unlocked, the world is really much smaller than you think.
Lee: (On playing a transsexual in Soldier's Girl) Not even my excellent training at Juilliard prepared me for my first movie role, where I played a transsexual who falls in love with a military guy in Soldier's Girl. Here I was, this 6'3" 190-pound lanky kid from Chickasha, Oklahoma, not knowing how to begin being a woman. So I saw documentaries about transsexuals, I lost twenty-five pounds, and I put on prosthetic boobs and hips to become that character. There were times I'd look in the mirror and wonder 'what am I doing to my life here? My dad is going to kill me!' But the reason I went into acting was to be able to play parts as complicated and important as this one. In playing a transsexual, I got the chance to help change people's perspective about other people and that is a powerful thing. I'm playing a swashbuckling bandit in my next film, but I'll always be proud of Soldier's Girl.
Lee: (Regarding his on-screen kiss with Troy Garity in Soldier's Girl) It was a little scary. A lot of that is Frank Pierson, how he shot the thing, because we were really nervous about it, not only doing it, but our mommas were going to see it. Laughs